Jan
6
Sun
Dream Catcher Art Exhibit @ Rancho Sierra Vista Tickets
Jan 6 @ 10:00 am – Mar 24 @ 3:30 pm
Dream Catcher Art Exhibit @ Rancho Sierra Vista

Come experience the intricate Dream-catcher exhibit by Witchita tribal artist Michael Williams. This unique dream catcher display will be available  from January 6th, 2019 to March 24th, 2019.

The Artist will be available only on Sunday January 6 from 10 am – 1 pm, to meet and greet visitors and answer any questions.

Feb
1
Fri
A Walk with Nature: Art Exhibit & Sale @ Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
Feb 1 – Feb 27 all-day
A Walk with Nature: Art Exhibit & Sale @ Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center

Join us for the Walk with Nature art exhibit and sale featuring more than 30 paintings by local landscape painter Russell Hunziker. Included in the exhibit are original watercolor, acrylic, and oil paintings of the beautiful landscapes in Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and Channel Islands National Park. Russell has coordinated his captivating paintings with a map of their locations within the Santa Monica Mountains and Channel Islands, as well as inspirational quotes from the famed naturalist John Muir. This is a wonderful opportunity to take an artistic walk through a unique and precious area!

This event is free with free parking. A portion of the funds from art sales will be donated to further arts in Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.

“ In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks,” wrote John Muir.

Feb
21
Thu
Hike to Saddle Peak @ Stunt High Trail Tickets
Feb 21 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Hike to Saddle Peak @ Stunt High Trail | Calabasas | California | United States

Moderately paced 8 mile 2000 gain hike to Saddle Peak from Stunt Road in Calabasas. Meet 8:30 AM at Stunt High trailhead. From 101 Ventura Fwy take Valley Circle/Mulholland Dr, exit 29, go south, turn right on Valmar Rd (becomes Old Topanga Cyn Rd), then right on Mulholland Hwy for 3 miles, left on Stunt Rd for 1 mile, and park on dirt shoulder on right. Bring 2 quarts water, lunch, sturdy hiking footwear, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels.

Feb
23
Sat
Books & Trails-Kids 4-10 @ Franklin Canyon-Sooky Goldman Nature Center Tickets
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Books & Trails-Kids 4-10 @ Franklin Canyon-Sooky Goldman Nature Center

Join a Naturalist Guide for story time and a hike! Meet at the Sooky Goldman Nature Center up the hill from the main parking lot. The Naturalist will read a nature-themed story, and will lead the group on an easy hike. Wear athletic shoes and bring water.

Feb
24
Sun
“Welcome Walk” @ Malibu Creek State Park Tickets
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
"Welcome Walk" @ Malibu Creek State Park

Join a docent for a refreshing walk along Malibu Creek, through a wooded valley. Learn about fire restoration, plus the park’s animals, plants, early inhabitants, and movies filmed on location. Meet at the Main Trailhead parking lot (second, lower lot) by the restrooms.

Screening KCET’s: Tending the Wild @ Rancho Sierra Vista Tickets
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Screening KCET's: Tending the Wild @ Rancho Sierra Vista

Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center will be hosting a screening of KCET’s documentary, “Tending the Wild”. The film focuses on the environmental knowledge of California’s indigenous peoples by exploring how they have actively shaped and tended the land, in the process developing a deep respect and understanding of both plant and animal life. This documentary exemplifies how humans are necessary to live in balance with nature and how traditional practices can inspire a new generation of people to tend their current changing environment.

After the film screening a group discussion will follow- with foods to taste, and learn new ways to use gathering gardens.

Sunday Walks @ Trippett Ranch, Topanga State Park Tickets
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tales of the Chaparral; Rock-n-Roll Geology Treasure Hunt for kids. Join Gale Feldman and learn about the ecology and geology of the Santa Monica Mountains. Geared for children 4-10.

 

 

Feb
26
Tue
Hike into Zuma Canyon on Backbone Trail @ Newton Canyon Trailhead Tickets
Feb 26 @ 8:30 am
Hike into Zuma Canyon on Backbone Trail @ Newton Canyon Trailhead | Malibu | California | United States

Moderately paced 5 mile, 800 ft gain, hike into Zuma Canyon on a scenic trail through oak woodlands and chaparral. Meet 8:30 AM Newton Canyon Trailhead. From 101 Ventura Fwy take Kanan Rd exit, go south on Kanan Rd appx. 8 mi. to paved trailhead parking area on west side just north of Tunnel 1 (3rd tunnel from 101 about 1¾ miles past Mulholland Hwy; 4 ½ mi. north of PCH). Bring water, snack, lugsoles, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels.

Feb
28
Thu
Hike Newton Canyon @ Backbone Trail Tickets
Feb 28 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Hike Newton Canyon @ Backbone Trail | Malibu | California | United States

Moderately paced 8 mile 1400 gain hike on scenic trail through oak woodlands and chaparral. Meet 8:30 AM Newton Canyon Trailhead (from 101 Ventura Fwy take Kanan Rd, exit 36, south to paved trailhead parking area on west side just north of Tunnel 1 (3rd tunnel from 101 about 1 miles past Mulholland Hwy). Bring 2 quarts water, lunch, sturdy hiking footwear, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels

Mar
2
Sat
Coast to Canyon: A Tour of Our National Park System @ Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
Mar 2 @ 9:00 am – Mar 30 @ 5:00 pm
Coast to Canyon: A Tour of Our National Park System @ Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center

Illustrator and printmaker Chris Turnham will present a collection of artwork to accompany the release of his new children’s book, National Parks of the USA. These hand-pulled silkscreen prints use geometric shapes and limited color palettes to depict the parks in their most distilled forms, recalling the iconic screen-printed Works Progress Administration posters that have been synonymous with the National Park Service for decades.

In addition to being available to sign his new book, National Parks of the USA, Chris will be previewing his new illustration for the forthcoming updated Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area visitor brochure. A portion of the funds from sales will be donated to further arts in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.